Rev. Rebecca Joy Sumner, Pastor
Pastor Rebecca is a Northwest native, known for her artistic approach to worship, her skill in spiritual direction and her longstanding work in neighboring wherever she finds herself.
Rebecca has served a broader, ecumenical church through leading, consulting, directing and volunteering with a wide variety of faith based organizations and ministries throughout her career, including several local and national Quaker ministries, the neighborhood based Parish Collective, the justice based artistic programs of Wild Goose West, and seeding several emergent and new church starts, including Our Common Table in Everett, where she and her partner Luke (who is also a pastor) continue to serve part time.
Rebecca holds a Master of Divinity from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, as well as a Master of Arts in Religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is an Ordained Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). You can reach Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Gospel, Office & Building Use Administrator
Kevin Gospel (yes, that’s his real name!) comes to Welcome Table having worked most of his adult life in music ministry and education. He has worked with worship ministries in many differing denominations from Catholic to Covenant always learning the beauty of worship in settings. He holds a Doctorate in Worship Theology from The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies and a Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Washington.
Kevin is also the Artistic Director for the Lake Washington Singers, a women’s chorus in Redmond, WA, that focuses on bringing art into the community through 15+ performances per year at senior living facilities and other venues around the greater Seattle area.
Kevin has three amazingly different and intelligent children (Justine, Konrad, and Midori) and is married to a brilliant prayer warrior named Paula. (She’s the smart one!) In his spare time, Kevin loves to experiment with music, play softball and volleyball, and go for rides on his motorcycle. You can reach Kevin at email@example.com, or by the church phone at (206) 725-5067.
Rev. Katy Lloyd, Music Co-Director
Reid Wolch, Accompanist & Music Co-Director
Reid Wolch is an accomplished pianist from Tacoma, WA. As a student at Stadium High School he has accompanied numerous student soloists, as well as the Stadium High School Choir. He has participated in several WMEA competitions and consistently received superior ratings, and therefore brings considerable talent and passion to our music program. Reid’s hobbies include reading beside a fire and roasting marshmallows, enjoying nature, and just hanging out with good friends. If you want to cook him his favorite dish you might try the Mediterranean route; he loves gyros and spaghetti.